Guide to the 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line / Patton’s Additional Regiment Orderly Book1776-1802MG 224

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Orderly Book

Guide to the 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line / Patton’s Additional Regiment Orderly Book1776-1802MG 224Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino, April 2001, as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line / Patton’s Additional Regiment Orderly Book
1776-1802


MG 224



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Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino, April 2001, as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. March 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line / Patton’s Additional Regiment Orderly Book
Dates:1776-1802
Abstract: Contains orders for Colonel Samuel Miles' 7th Pennsylvania State Rifle Regiment, May 16-July 29, 1776; brigade orders for troops in Brigadier General John Patton's Additional Continental Regiment. Also include financial accounts of an unidentified person. This book was possible kept by Laurence Keene, who served in Patton's Regiment and later was a aide-de-camp to General Thomas Mifflin.
Quantity: .03 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 224

Historical Note

The 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line was commanded by Colonel Samuel Miles (1740-1805) from March 13, 1776 until Miles was taken prisoner at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. From May-June 1776, the regiment advanced from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania to Elizabeth, New Jersey on its way towards Long Island.

Colonel John Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment was formed in the spring of 1777 and, at the time covered by this volume, was camped at Middlebrook, New Jersey and engaged in the battles of Northern New Jersey. Hartley’s Additional Continental Regiment absorbed this regiment in January 1779.

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Scope and Content Note

This volume is an orderly book used by Samuel Miles’ 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line from May 16, 1776 until July 19, 1776, and then sporadically by Colonel John Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment from May 26,1777 to June 4, 1778. It was also used as an account book by an unidentified farmer in 1799 and by an unidentified apothecary from 1800-1802.

An orderly book is usually used by the orderly sergeants or the aide de camp to enter general and regimental orders; there is usually one for each company. This volume was probably kept by Laurence Keene (fl. 1776-1778), who served in Samuel Miles's 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, Colonel John Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment, and later became an aide-de-camp to General Thomas Mifflin (1745-1800). Typical orders recorded regard troop movements and formation, rations of food and rum, and court martial proceedings.

Orders were issued at the following locations: 1. Marcus Hook, PA, May 16-July 2, 1776; 2. Philadelphia, PA, July 5, 1776; 3. Allentown, NJ, July 7, 1776; 4. New Brunswick, NJ, July 9-10, 1776; 5. Perth Amboy, NJ, July 11-30, 1776; 6. Elizabeth, NJ, July 18-19,1776; 7. Middlebrook, NJ, May 26-June 2, 1777; 8. Valley Forge, PA, June 1-4, 1778.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Miles, Samuel, 1740-1805.
Patton, John, Col.
Subject Organizations:
United States. Army--Military life
United States. Continental Army.
Subject Topics:
Courts martial and courts of inquiry--New Jersey.
Military maneuvers--New Jersey.
Military supplies--New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Bound Brook (N.J.)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns.
Document Types:
Orderly books.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 91, First Continental Artillery Regiment Orderly Book

Manuscript Group 222, Francis Barber (1750-1883) Orderly book

Manuscript Group 223, Continental Artillery Brigade Orderly book

Manuscript Group 225, Continental Army Artillery Regiment Orderly book

Manuscript Group 226, First New Jersey Continental Regiment Orderly book

Manuscript Group 227, Jersey Brigade Orderly Book

Manuscript Group 228, Alexander Scammell (1747-1781), Adjutant General in the Continental Army, Orderly book

Manuscript Group 229, New Jersey State Troops Military record book

Manuscript Group 230, Nathaniel Heard's Brigade, New Jersey Militia Record book

Manuscript Group 233, Jabez Campfield (1737-1821), Military surgeon, Journal and Orderly book

Manuscript Group 257, Second Dragoon Regiment, Continental Army Orderly book

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 224, Francis Barber (1750-1783), Revolutionary War Officer Orderly Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This volume was the gift of Joseph P. Bradley (1813-1892) in 1875.

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Bibliography

Boatner III, Mark Mayo. Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. (David McKay, New York, 1966)

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Orderly Book

BoxFolderTitleDate
11 Orderly book 1779

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